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How to Delete Files on Windows 10 (saying in use) ?

Delete files on windows 10 ( Saying in use)


How to delete files on Windows 10 which insist on staying and stating in use even if they are not open - Windows 10 OS is one of the long awaited versions of Windows. That Windows provided an opportunity to it’s existing consumers who are currently running Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 to freely upgrade their Os to Windows 10. Even though Microsoft introduced new improvements and additions like Cortana, MS Edge browser etc., there are other countless flaws in the window operating system. Corrupt files, these are one of the many headaches that most of the windows users face. That users are facing issues while deleting unwanted files from their operation system. But the trouble is that some files insist they are in use even though no files or applications are open in our system. So, today we can discuss delete files on windows 10 which saying they are in use in windows 10 pc.
There some steps to prevent that problem.

1.Killing service from Task Manager

Task Manager is one of the most useful tool in Windows OS. The Task Manager allows you to view the running apps and services on our system at any instance. In addition, that allows you to kill services which might be prohibiting you from deleting some files.
There are two methods, to open the Task Manager?
  1.   Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete buttons at same time >>. After opening the blue screen click on
      Task Manager then click more details.
  2.   Right click on the window button & select Task manager

Then you have to recognized the service which you want to stop or delete, then right-click on it. Now click on End task from the expanded menu. But remember if it’s a system based task then you might not be able to kill it even if you have admin privilege.

2. Using a third party tool

There is a third party software that named IObit Unlocker which will help you in such a situation. Once you have downloaded and installed that from the above given link, you have to right-click on the file or folder that you want to delete. From the expanded menu select IObit Unlocker,
Now a new window will open up showing the processes associated with the file or folder to be deleted. then, click on Unlock, this will free the file or folder from all the processes associated with it. Otherwise you can press any of the options from the drop dawn menu right to the Unlock option.

3. Safe boot, if other options fail

Safe boot, that is the ultimate option if all the above two options fail.


How to Delete Files (saying in use) on Windows 10

To boot in Safe Mode, click win + R, then type msconfig in the search box. Then click on the popped-up System Configuration.

Then a new window will open. From here, just click on Safe boot and Apply. That will prompt the system to reboot to Safe Mode, where that you can delete the file. To get back to Normal mode, go to msconfig window (click win + R, then type msconfig in the search box. Then click on the popped-up System Configuration) and uncheck the Safe boot from Boot options. This will reboot the system to normal mode.

How to Delete Files (saying in use) on Windows 10  

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